RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA) has started implementing the construction work of Bangabandhu Square in city aimed at upholding the spirit of Bangabandhu and increasing city’s beauty.
“We are implementing the project ‘Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Square’ at Talaimari crossing with an estimated cost of around Taka 59.28 crore”, said Abdullah al Tarique, Executive Engineer of RDA on Monday,reports BSS.
Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton visited the project site and enquired about its progress on Sunday afternoon.
Tarique said the square will be constructed in an area of one acre of land under the project.
The basement will have car parking, amphitheatre, art gallery and Bangabandhu sculpture surrounded by waterfall.
There will be a modern sound system, lighting, permanent art gallery with digital screen and museum on the ground floor.
Besides, the first floor will have a sophisticated restaurant, luxurious landscape and open sitting and amusement arrangement.Apart from this, the square will have three lifts, generator, solar panel and sub-station for power supply.
As part of implementing the project, a 251-meter road will be developed, said Tarique.
In addition, there will be interior decoration and landscaping works in the square. A mural will be installed in an area of 529.74 square meters.
“We have acquired 0.5 acre of land and compensated to the people under the project,” said Tarique, adding that a 955-meter long RCC drain will be constructed.
The project work is expected to be completed by December, 2021, he said.
The Bangabandhu Square will be the pride for the people of Rajshahi, Tarique added.